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First Festival of the Working Horse. 

HRH The Prince of Wales with Doug Joiner's mare, 'Ella' at Clarence House, December 2010.
Listen to 
Playing For Change:  Song Around the World  
"One Love."    
Click on the ducks.
"Above all, my dear friend, do not be vexed or discouraged. 

We are on the stage of history." 

~Sir Winston Churchill 
    30  November 1874 – 24 January 1965

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"God n Dog"
“Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.”

     —Thomas De Quincey, English author
Click poster to see trailer of the film on William Wilberforce, father of animal protection movement, British politician,  philanthropist and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.
 Sir David Attenborough
Beloved Television Host, Naturalist (1926–)
click bird.
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian." 

- Paul McCartney
Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill and British butterflies... in pictures.
Click on the beautiful butterfly.
 Happy Birthday, 
Princess Diana...
(1 July 1961 - 31 August 1997)

The Princess, as a child, loved her 
guinea pig "Peanuts." 
Click on the Princess and family
to see more.
Princess Diana
"Beloved princess and devoted mother to William and Harry."
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry stand amid the Tower of London's 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' poppy installation. 

This was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One (WW1), in London August 5, 2014.
 Learn about the amazing animals and culture of Ireland!  Click on the beautiful castle and animals.
Prince William and Princess Kate 
with Prince George... 

and sweet Lupo.
(December 2011 – November 2020)
Visit 
 C.S. Lewis Foundation.
Learn of upcoming 
Events! 
"I have a PHD in 
Unconditional Love."
“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.” 

― Robert Louis Stevenson
Born: November 13, 1850, Edinburgh, Scotland UK
Died: December 3, 1894
Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate shared a beautiful family photo for their 2021 Christmas card 
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary;  
born 21 April 1926)  
 Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and 
New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth 
and has been since her accession in 1952.
"The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women. "   
   
~Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II
The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England. It is the longest river entirely in England and the second longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. 

While it is best known for flowing through London, the river also flows alongside other towns and cities, including Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor.
The King's Horse Guards
"Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious. "

 ~David Attenborough
 Born: May 8, 1926    London, England

Queen Elizabeth’s love of animals was evident from early on, and she always seemed at her happiest when outdoors with her dogs and horses.

   United Kingdom 
Week for the Animals
2024 Dates TBA!
JK Rowling with her rescued Greyhound Sapphire. Click on Sapphire!
TM
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge feeds lamb 
during a visit to a farm. 
 Ian McKellan  
(born 25 May 1939)
Gandalf has a Dachshund. 
We love you, Ian.
Harry Potter turned 
26 yrs old  July 26, 2023!
Queen Elizabeth II as a young lady with her pup. 
The Duke of Cambridge, 
Prince William and Lupo.
Snapped by her mother, 
the Duchess of Cambridge, this is little Princess Charlotte!
Adele with her doxie, 
Louie Amanda
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
 CBE, FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.
Born: January 3, 1892, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973, Bournemouth, UK
*The McCartney Family*
Visionaries 
for Veggie Living
Elton John 
March 25, 1947 
(Pinner, UK)
Beloved English singer, pianist and composer. 
30+ albums.
“A century ago, people laughed at the notion that we were descended from monkeys. Today, the individuals most offended by that claim are the monkeys.” 
     ― Jacob M. Appel, Scouting for the Reaper
J.K. Rowling 
born July 31, 1965 Yate, UK

J. K. says, "When in doubt,
 go to the library."
 Daniel Day-Lewis     
April 29, 1957   Kensington, London, UK.

Revolver history.
 The Beatles had hoped to work in a more modern facility than EMI's London studios at Abbey Road, and so sent Brian Epstein to Memphis in 1966 to see of the possibility of recording at Stax Studio....
(It wrapped June 21, 1968) Click album cover.
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on 26 May 1967, their 8th album.
Click on Justin and his horses...
Moody Blues.
Daniel Jacob Radcliffe 
(born 23 July 1989)
Ban Live Export

     Tolkien Reading Day- 25 March 
Read about Significance, celebrations and more!
Henry Drummond
Scottish evangelist, biologist, writer and lecturer.

 August 17, 1851, Stirling,  -March 11, 1897, UK
Anne Sewell, Black Beauty
Recognized as one of the 10 best children's books of all times..
Ms. Sewell was born 30 March 1820 Norfolk, England- 25 April 1878
 Izaak Walton (1593 – 1683) 

August 9, 1593, Stafford, UK
December 15, 1683 Winchester, UK

Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the title of Walton's Lives.

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924) was a British novelist and playwright.  Best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden. Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, Manchester, England.
International

Help! is the fifth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles and the soundtrack to their film of the same name. It was released on 6 August 1965.
“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
January 18, 1882, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Died: January 31, 1956 Hartfield, United Kingdom
"Let nature be your teacher."

~William Wordsworth, 
UK Poet Laureate 
(April 7, 1770  April 23, 1850) 
Everyday is Earth Day!
United Kingdom and Ireland
Week for the Animals 
Book of Kells

History of world’s most famous medieval manuscript rewritten after dramatic new research.

Lavishly illustrated 1,200-year-old copy of Gospels previously thought to have been thought to have been created as one book.
Trinity College
 in Dublin
"My body will not be a tomb for other creatures. "
 ~Leonardo Da Vinci , 1452-1519

da Vinci refused to consume animals and his recognition of the cruelty of mistreating them was well-known. Click link.
"Nothing will benefit health and increase the chances for survival of earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. "

– Albert Einstein
. ‘A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!‘                                                                                   ~William Shakespeare
         1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
                  -April 23, 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Click on Briton Rivière, ‘Sympathy’

Britain is a nation of pet lovers – and it has the Victorians to thank. 

Support SPANA
SPANA's mission is to transform the welfare of working animals in low-income countries.
The Woodland Trust
We are the UK's largest woodland conservation charity.

Our vision is a UK rich in woods and trees.

Here's how we're making that a reality.






Ravi Shankar teaches George Harrison how to play sitar 1968. Listen...

Ravi born April 7, 1920, Varanasi, India
Died: December 11, 2012, La Jolla, CA
For centuries, historians and archaeologists have puzzled over the many mysteries of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument that took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect.

 Located in southern England, it is comprised of roughly 100 massive upright stones placed in a circular layout. 
 Stonehenge
“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” 

– J. R. R. Tolkien
 “England is the paradise of individuality, eccentricity, heresy, anomalies, hobbies and humors.”

– George Santayana, philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist
Blue Cross 
 125 years of changing pets' lives!
Leave No Footprint
Stephen L. Winwood  English musician and songwriter whose genres include blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock and pop rock. 
Born: May 12, 1948 
Handsworth, Birmingham, UK
Legendary...
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Animal rights campaigners in UK celebrate monumental victory following the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill passing its final hurdle in the House of Lords 
April 2022
Prince Harry 
With Animals 
32 Pictures  That Might Just Make 
Your Heart Burst
The Secret Garden is a beloved classic 
 novel by 
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Originally published
 1911.
Love, Understand, Protect
The Time is Now. Close Fur Farms.
Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti.
May 12, 1828, London, UK.-
April 9, 1882, Birchington-on-Sea,  
English poet, illustrator, painter.
“The sea hath no king but God alone.”
— Dante Gabriel Rossetti
'Veronica Veronese' 
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1872
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (later known as the Pre-Raphaelites) was a group of English painters, poets, and art critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner who formed a seven-member "Brotherhood" modelled in part on the Nazarene movement.
“The maxim of the British people is ‘Business as usual.’” 

– Winston Churchill, a British politician, army officer, writer and former UK Prime Minister during WWII.
Joan of Arc (1882)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 
Pre Raphaelite painting
Britain’s top 10 British writers
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that 
gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

—Gilbert K. Chesterton
Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, KB

 (13 November 1761 – 16 January 1809) was a British Army general,  author and conservationist
New study in the journal Nature has revealed that horses were first domesticated approx 6,000 yrs ago in the Pontic-Caspian steppes in northern Caucasus, in SE Ukraine. 
Click horse.
Stand With Ukraine
"The People's Princess"
2024 Dates TBA